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Science, Technology and Society

Bristol’s newest list will focus on how our social, political and economic relations are shaped by science and technology. Transdisciplinary in nature, the list will play to our strengths in several disciplines while allowing the press to extend into new fields.

Science, technology and society will publish research monographs and edited collections, student texts, ‘shorts’ and trade books for general readers. We are especially interested in work that considers the global social challenges agenda. Indicative topics might include:

  • Transhuman relations
  • Automation, AI and the future of work
  • Science, ethics and human rights
  • Big data, democracy and digital citizenship
  • Technology and the environment
  • Cybersecurity and the politics of surveillance


Browse Science, Technology and Society articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I began my career at Cambridge University Press and have worked in a variety of roles since then, most recently as editor for psychology and linguistics at Palgrave Macmillan.

I enjoy working with authors to develop their ideas, and I’m excited to be working for a new press that champions interdisciplinarity and emerging areas of research.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Science, Technology and Society list, please contact me at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.